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Hardcover The Bourne Supremacy Book

ISBN: 0394543963

ISBN13: 9780394543963

The Bourne Supremacy

(Book #2 in the Jason Bourne Series)

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A KILLER WITH NO FACE, NO IDENTITY, AND A NAME THE WORLD WANTED TO FORGET: JASON BOURNEReenter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin still plagued by the splintered nightmares of his... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Supremacy is a thrilling novel full of political insecurity, betrayal and a plot that keeps you on the edge when you read it. David Webb is a professor at a small university in Maine. He's a man with a past he wants to forget. Despite a calm appearance Webb is man constantly haunted by memories of his participation in a government program called "Treadstone" 72 where he was Jason Bourne, one of the deadliest and most efficient assassins on earth. One day Webb is visited by a government official who says that several important people were murdered during a secret meeting in Cowloon, the new island branch of Hong Kong the British colony. The killer left the signature of Jason Bourne at the sight of the massacre, someone trying to continue the legend of the famous assassin. The government official says that Bourne is in great danger and that he will have a team of guards posted around the university. After a short time the guards disappear along with Webb's wife, so David sets off for the Hong Kong in search of his wife and gets wrapped up into a plot, the failure of which would result in war throughout the Far East. This book is a great action adventure and it is a great read despite the insufficient movie.

Fantastic Book, Okay movie

After watching the two movies I decided to try and get into the books even though I'm not a big spy fiction reader. This book surprised me on all kinds of levels. I had read the first book and thought it was okay--not bad, but certainly not the best action book I had ever read. The movie was better, in my opinion. 'Supremacy' however, was amazing. Ludlum threw in everything, then tossed in the kitchen sink just for good measure to keep things moving. It does start off a bit slow as you try and get your bearings as to the timeline and who the good guys and bad guys are, but once Webb/Bourne's wife get kidnapped the book is non-stop. It was nice to see how Ludlum had made the main character not just one person, but three distinct people. David Webb, the person you know and can have drinks with. Delta, the soldier of fortune who is the best at what he does in both Jungle and urban enviroments. Finally, Jason Bourne, the cold, calculating killer, the one that you don't want to meet in a dark alley. If all of these characters didn't make up our protagonist, the story would be nowhere near as fun as it is and probably just another run of the mill action book. The dimension added is new (to me, at least) and involving. A great book and highly recommended. The first is a must read if you want to follow what's going on in this one, and don't even bother with saying you watched the movies. The movie's only relation to this book is it's name, and has nothing else in common with this book.

Just as good as the first

The Bourne story continues in the action packed Bourne Supremacy. This book is faster moving then the first. It takes place in the Far East. The place of Jason Bourne's past and where the legend of Jason Bourne first originated.David Webb (Jason Bourne) is now a professor at a college and maried to Marie. But Marie is tragically taken away from David and kidnapped into Asia. David knows he must now become Jason Bourne if there is any chance of bringing her back to him. The only way for Jason to get Marie back is to bring her captors an imposter Jason Bourne. A man who killed the Chinese Vice Premier posing as the legendary Jason Bourne. what better way to catch the fake then with the original?I realy enjoyed this book. Jason has now aged from the first book The Bourne Idenity but still has his killer instinct and is in very good shape. The only thing I did not like about the book was Jason's villian. No longer the famous assain Carlos but someone different the imposter Jason Bourne. I thought this was strange as Ludlum never closed out the story with Carlos. Little is added in this book you need to know in order to read the third book The Bourne Ultimatum. But all in all an Excellent book with an Excellent plot. A must read for any Bourne fan!

This is the best Ludlum there is

If you've read more than a couple of Ludlum's books, you're probably thinking the same thing I am. After the 3rd or 4th one, you start to lose track of which betrayed and desperate agent is running from which evil and corrupted government agency. They sorta run together, don't they? It's Ludlum's formula and it has obviously served him very well."The Bourne Supremacy" is a different kettle of fish, though. There's no mistaking this one with anything else Ludlum, or anyone else, has written. This book kicks some serious posterior.There were times in the middle of it that my head was spinning. What the heck was going on? If the action wasn't so insanely great, I might have bailed. But the action, my God, the action... Andy McNab is the only other writer that I'm aware of who can write action as well, but even his pales in comparison.The plot eventually makes itself clear, and it's pretty cool when it does. And have I mentioned the action? There are so many absolutely great scenes that I'm not even going to bother listing them. Trust me, it's good stuff.OK, so the scene on the grounds of the Embassy house is drawn out a bit too long, and some of the dialog in that same scene is a little silly, but that's nitpicky. This is BY FAR the best Ludlum has ever done, and it's in my Top 5 of all time. READ THIS BOOK!

An Exciting Book!

This is another great book from Robert Ludlum. The legendary assasin Jason Bourne reenters the world stage again by way of amultiple killings in the Far East. David Webb is thrust back into the picture after his wife is kidnapped. He becomes Jason Bourne in order to rescue. He discovers a plot for the Koumintang to reenter power in China thus plunging the world into war. Jason Bourne must defeat several villains in order to finally prevail. The leader of the forces of evil is a man named Sheng who is a powerful official in the government of China.This book has a grand finale that makes this a very readable book. As it has been pointed out in other reviews this book is very hard to put down. This is further proof that Ludlum is one of the best.
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